A Farewell To Jams | The Killabits

Unfortunately, a good thing cannot last forever. We, as human beings, are perpetually doomed to fruitlessly attempt to claim a stake in this world in order leave our own unique, everlasting imprint on humanity after we are gone. However, our efforts will ALWAYS be in vain. I will never forget the image painted by Percy Bysshe Shelley, the famous English Romantic poet, in his famous work titled Ozymandias. 

Mr. Shelley writes: (Play clip below to hear poem):

Ozymandias

“I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

The concept Percy is referring to in the above reading by Breaking Bad’s Michael Cranston (so badass btw) is such that, no matter what we do, we will always be forgotten. Much like how the relentless winds of the desert had eroded the seemingly omnipresent statue of the Egyptian king Ozymadias down to his ankles, the reader is supposed to find irony in the statement, “Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Because, as we are told in the next line, “Nothing beside remains. Round the decay/ Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare/ The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

Despite the king’s best efforts to construct physical, tangible objects to stand in his memory, he could never fathom the extend of time in which they would eventually disappear by a slow and inevitable decay.

So, before this next group of talented musicians passes by in the sands of time, give a listen to their final remix of a song called “Different Stars.” After all, they will always live on in our memories. That is enough for me.

The duo had this to say about their final release:

“Hey ya’ll, I’m sure many of you have noticed we haven’t released any music or played out in a long time. As a group Biz and I have gone in different directions (while remaining friends) and have been unsure of the fate of the group for about a year now. This was one of the last tracks we worked on as The Killabits- a remix for a song we loved called “Different Stars”. Its a pretty meaningful song to us in a lot of ways (and is my fav piece of music we’ve ever written together) and over the time we’ve taken to think about where we wanted to go the opportunity came up to get this approved to be an official release. After deciding we no longer wanted to work on music as a group, we felt it would be a great way to close out our catalog and a perfect way to bring closure to something we put our lives into and cared deeply about for such a long time.

We want to thank all of you for supporting us, coming to our shows, and sharing our music with your friends. The memories will last us a lifetime and we are infinitely thankful for the experience. We know from some of the messages over the last year that to many of you our music was a big part of getting you into the dance scene and a big part of your lives and I can’t describe what it means to us to know how many people we reached with our music. We’ll be forever thankful.

It would really help us a lot if you could take the time to share this post to get this message and song spread to as many people as possible.”

Without further ado, here you go.

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